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CNN Article Highlights Bermuda’s Marriage Laws

CNN Article Highlights Bermuda’s Marriage Laws

Writing for CNN, Allison Hope noted that U.S. Justice Clarence Thomas “suggested previous cases ensuring marriage equality, same-sex relationships and contraception should be reconsidered in light of the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade” and said “what’s happened in Bermuda really illustrates what’s... Read more of this article

Cashman Introduces SSM Marriage Bill For OTs

Cashman Introduces SSM Marriage Bill For OTs

Lord Michael Cashman has introduced a Private Members Bill in the UK House of Lords to “make provision for the marriage of same sex couples” in British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda. The Bill — which was introduced yesterday [July 6] — states “In the law of the Territory, marriage has the same effect in relation... Read more of this article

Vice Highlight Bermuda’s Marriage Equality Laws

Vice Highlight Bermuda’s Marriage Equality Laws

“The U.S. and Bermuda have their own distinct legal traditions, but Bermuda’s example illustrates the profound vulnerability of progress: LGBTQ equality cannot be taken for granted, even within the battles that feel as if they are already over,” Vice noted in an in depth report on Bermuda’s marriage equality laws. The VICE website said,... Read more of this article

‘Extend Transitional Period To 14th March 2022′

‘Extend Transitional Period To 14th March 2022′

[Updated] Amendments tabled today will “extend the transitional period to 14th March 2022 to confirm the validity of same sex marriages formalized according to the law of Bermuda prior to the date of the Privy Council judgment,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. This follows after five years of legal proceedings which culminated... Read more of this article

IBAHRI Shares “Disappointment” At Decision

IBAHRI Shares “Disappointment” At Decision

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute [IBAHRI] has expressed its “surprise and disappointment” at the decision on marriage equality in Bermuda made by the UK’s Privy Council. A spokesperson said, “On 14 March 2022, the United Kingdom’s Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, after reserving its decision... Read more of this article

Social Justice Group Supports Marriage Equality

Social Justice Group Supports Marriage Equality

“Social Justice Bermuda looks forward to the day that all LGBTQIA+ people of Bermuda can legally celebrate and protect their unions in marriage; equally to any other citizen,” Social Justice Bermuda said. This comment follows after the UK Privy Council — the island’s highest court of appeal — ruled in favour of the Government... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage On Privy Council Ruling

Preserve Marriage On Privy Council Ruling

“We congratulate the Bermuda Government on its successful Privy Council Appeal,” Preserve Marriage Bermuda Chairman Dr. Melvyn Bassett said. Dr. Bassett, who is Chairman of the group who has long campaigned against same sex marriage, said, “Dear Preserve Marriage Board Members/ Pastors and Supporters, We wish to advise you that the Privy... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On Privy Council Ruling

Opposition Leader On Privy Council Ruling

Opposition Leader Cole Simons has responded to today’s [March 14] Privy Council ruling on same sex marriage, deciding in favour of the Government. Mr Simons said, “The One Bermuda Alliance was surprised by today’s decision by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. Here we are in 2022 and we are still lagging when it comes... Read more of this article

Wesley Methodist: ‘God Created Us All Equally’

Wesley Methodist: ‘God Created Us All Equally’

“Just as we supported OUTBermuda with this legal case, we will continue to find ways to create equity for those in the LGBTQ+ community who need it most,” Wesley Methodist Church said following today’s ruling by the Privy Council in the UK. A spokesperson said, “Wesley Methodist Church is committed to supporting equal rights and justice... Read more of this article

“Govt Pleased With The Outcome Of Appeal”

“Govt Pleased With The Outcome Of Appeal”

“The Government is pleased with the outcome of the appeal,” Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said today following the ruling by the Privy Council in the UK.Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs and Constitutional Reform Kathy Lynn Simmons Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said, “The... Read more of this article

Court: Same Sex Marriage Appeal Judgment

Court: Same Sex Marriage Appeal Judgment

The Privy Council in the UK — Bermuda’s highest court of appeal — has issued their ruling on same sex marriage, deciding in favour of the Government, which in effect, is against same sex marriage.OUTBermuda said, “Today, Bermuda’s highest judicial body, the Privy Council’s Judicial Committee, sided with the Government of... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda: “Our Work Will Go On”

OUTBermuda: “Our Work Will Go On”

Following today’s ruling by the Privy Council, OUTBermuda said they will continue to “advocate for equality, justice and dignity for all LGBTQ+ Bermudians” adding that “this decision just highlights that OUTBermuda must continue our work.” A spokesperson said, “Today, Bermuda’s highest judicial body, the Privy Council’s... Read more of this article

Privy Council Rules In Favour of Government

Privy Council Rules In Favour of Government

[Updating] The Privy Council ruling in the UK regarding Bermuda’s marriage laws is scheduled to be delivered this morning [March 14] which will mark the conclusion of what has been a five year legal matter.The official website states the “Issue” is “Whether Bermudian legislation providing that only marriages between a man and... Read more of this article